Commercial Manager, US East

Salary USD Competitive
Location Washington, D.C., USA
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This is a Permanent, Full Time vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

Can you build, manage and develop relationships with customers?

Are you a driven and dynamic individual who is interested in working in sustainability?

If so, this Commercial Manager role could be the opportunity for you!


The MSC’s commercial program aims to raise awareness and demand for certified sustainable seafood in the US market. This is in partnership with companies at every step of the supply chain from MSC certified fisheries to consumer facing companies like retailers and food service operators.

The Commercial Manager will support and strengthen partner engagement in the MSC’s seafood supply chain on the east coast of the US.

You will be responsible for managing existing partnerships and working with the team to facilitate successful and transformative work with partners in the region.

Whilst this position will work out of our Washington DC office,  there are flexible working options available to the successful candidate.


Key attributes for this role include:

  • Excellent knowledge of food supply chains and sustainability, with experience in the seafood industry desirable
  • Knowledge of third-party certification schemes and label licensing is an advantage            
  • A customer-focused approach that is results-oriented and built on a foundation of relationship development

If you are ready for a challenge and this has inspired you, please apply! 

We look forward to hearing from you!


We’re an international organisation and our employees all demonstrate a level of cultural awareness, and value the diverse views and approaches relevant to the MSC program.

The MSC is committed to flexible working. We are currently running a trial for hybrid working, and the successful candidate will need to work from the Washington DC office for a minimum of 50% of their working time each month.

The MSC’s vision is for the world’s oceans to be teeming with life, and seafood supplies safeguarded for this and future generations.  Through our internationally recognised certification and ecolabeling program, well-managed sustainable fisheries are recognised and rewarded in the marketplace, through the leadership of our partners.  Over 400 fisheries around the world, representing more than 17% of the annual global marine catch, are now engaged in the MSC program and MSC certified and labelled seafood products are now available in over 100 countries.

 The MSC is committed to the principles of equality and fairness and we welcome applications from all communities. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, ethnicity, race, colour, religion or belief, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.  If you consider yourself to have a disability and need reasonable adjustments made during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know how we can help you.

Fisheries science and marine biology:

Working to develop our standards and with fisheries undergoing MSC assessment

Supply chain management:

Overseeing our work in product integrity and helping to develop our Chain of Custody Standard

Marketing and communications:

Supporting our mission by growing awareness of sustainable seafood and the blue MSC label

Seafood sourcing:

Working with commercial organisations to support their buying commitments

Logo licensing:

Working with partners in more than 100 countries to ensure that our label is used correctly

Data and IT:

Running our reporting tools and systems

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